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3/6/19
Original Poster
Lawrence - Android Auto team

[Announcement] Android Auto Wireless is now available!

Hi Android Auto Community -


We’re excited to announce that wireless support is now officially available! Using Android Auto Wireless, you can start Android Auto on your car display without taking the phone out of your pocket or bag. Your device will automatically connect to the head unit using WiFi without having to manually connect a USB cable.


The first head units supporting this feature are already available from Pioneer, JVC and Kenwood, and we expect more products to roll out throughout the year.


Please note that you will need both compatible head unit and phone device to support Android Auto Wireless. Supported devices are as follows: Pixel - 1, 2, 3 and XL versions, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices in North America. Additional device support will be coming in the future. You can find more information by visiting our help center here.


Thanks!

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Peta Bytes
4/13/18
Peta Bytes
It is connected with WiFi and not Bluetooth? Do you mean need to let the smartphone to be a hotspot then let the head unit to join first?
Michael A
4/14/18
Michael A
Would be cool if my 2017 Subaru Impreza get's this feature.  If not, it is no big deal since I have to plug it in to charge while I am driving anyway.   
Mike Morrow
4/15/18
Mike Morrow
I have a pixel phone with Android ver 8.1.0 and Android Auto 3.1.581054 release. Works fine with USB cable, but wont connect wireless. Phone connects to Kia Optima via Bluetooth for other functions.
George Driver
4/15/18
George Driver
Hey Lawrence,

What assurances do you give this wireless AA will work any better than wired AA does? 

In my car, with an official Google cable, my Pixel 2 XL often takes five or more minutes to connect. 

This has gone on since I bought the phone in November. Google support and the AA team has been a black hole as far as help goes. I would expect exactly the same poor support from problems involving wireless AA.
Hennie Helberg
4/16/18
Hennie Helberg
What does wireless help me if your app is not even available in South Africa?  You've been working on this for years now...I am very tempted to go back to Apple...
Kathy VanDeven
4/16/18
Kathy VanDeven
My phone was connected to the car radio (Android Auto) and I dictated an address on Google Maps and the voice prompt came back saying "you make four eyes look good." That surprised both me and my husband, who was driving!! I asked my husband, "do you think this Google Maps can see us?" I tried to put in the address again and it said "nice glasses". I gave up that address and used a different one and the correct directions appeared. And yes, I do wear glasses. Why in the world would I get such a response from Google Android?!!!!!!!
John Lenin
4/17/18
John Lenin
Go to myactivity.google.com and see what it heard. Sounds like maybe "tell me a joke" order something.
Enzo Santoro
4/17/18
Enzo Santoro
Hi. Can you please help me?
My mobile does not work with your last release.
My mobile is a huawei p8 lite and i have a seat leon st 2016 connect.
 
All the time i connect my mobile to usb cable, it say usb not recognised even if i can charge my mobile. Once i try to connect android auto, the system say to check if my mobile is blocked. Can you please help me to update my mobile or update the system in my car?
Best regards
Enzo
Kathy VanDeven
4/17/18
Kathy VanDeven
Nick, you are absolutely right! Thanks for your suggestion. Because of it, I learned that Google stores my travel timeline. I didn't realizing I could ask (when phone is connected to radio USB) "Where is the nearest gas station?" and a few station names would appear and include the gas prices! The Google Assistant for the car must be different than the one for a Chromebook. When I say "8" in the car, I get "You make 4 eyes look good." But on A Chromebook I get info about the number 8. I am having fun exploring so thanks!!!

Davide Cavallari
4/19/18
Davide Cavallari
I would also be interested in this. I have a Peugeot 2008 and its infotainment system supports Android Auto 3.0 as well as providing a WiFi hotspot.
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Michael_G
3/31/19
Michael_G
"All that constant off/on charging (especially on short trips) takes a big toll on the longevity of a lithium ion battery."

I take the point, but that may be the difference. I only use AA on the car screen (for nav/music) on long journeys.

I'm on my second car with AA built in and a second phone using that system and it's worked for me.
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